NAACP president and others say it remains hard for African Americans to get justice. The statement comes after a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.
Republican lawmakers passed a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close, leading Democrats to promise a fight over the contentious measure in the courts and at the ballot box.
Texas legislators overturned a temporary victory by state Democrats and standard bearer Sen. Wendy Davis, passing a bill that would ban most abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill now goes to Govornor Rick Perry for his signature